I’ve been searching for higher quality teas (blended and unblended) as of late and have not been successful.
During my search, I’ve encountered major companies such as Teavana, Adagio, Tavalon, etc. but wasn’t too impressed with any of them.
Are there other tea companies that I should know about/try?
Those companies do have their moments, from what I understand. But some of my favourites for “quality” are:
Gingko’s Life in Teacup: http://www.lifeinteacup.com/
And… well, Jade Teapot and The Simple Leaf were also exceptional companies, but they’ve both since closed.
I think all of Steepster jumps for joy (myself included) when Andrew and Dunham release a new Series on Damn Fine Tea: http://www.damnfinetea.com
If you’re interest extends beyond blends and into flavoureds, Frank’s 52 Teas: http://www.52teas.com
I also 2nd Life in Teacup and 52teas.
I’m starting to sound like a broken record:
Harney’s and Sons
I am a big fan of joy’s teaspoon. www.joysteaspoon.com The teas range in price but at every price range there are quality teas to try. Also, you can order a sampler pack to try multiple types for a small investment.
Good luck with your endevours!
I < 3 Joy’s Teaspoon! +1!
I will add in ThePuriTea…great natural Milk Oolong, Golden Yunnan, Roasted Dong Ding, and Mango flavored tea. www.ThePuriTea.com
For the most amazing Genmaicha I would suggest Obubu Teas. www.Obubutea.com
thePuriTea passionfruit tea is one of the most wonderfully flavorful teas I have ever had
Very helpful, I’ll try out everyone’s suggestions- especially 52teas.
Already tried dens and damn fine tea.
http://zhitea.com/ For Oolong & White teas. Best Iv’e had.
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